(Updated) Here’s Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel (Now & Soon)

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Here's Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel (Now & Soon)

Here’s Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel (Now & Soon)

Everyone’s newest interest: places where vaccinated Americans can travel. As border restrictions ease, more people get vaccinated, and travel options expand with news out of the EU, you want to know where you can go. In this article, we’ll look at where vaccinated Americans can travel both now and soon. We’ll note opening dates for destinations, plus what special perks you get with being vaccinated (ex: no quarantine). If there’s any special requirements for proof beyond just bringing your vaccine card, those are noted as well.

Updated September 22, 2021

Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel

Beyond ‘you can come, but there’s a quarantine’, we are looking at places where entry is easier for those who have received a vaccination against COVID-19. That means something is simpler, whether it’s no testing on arrival, no quarantine, etc. What’s different for vaccinated travelers and necessary information are noted with the opening dates below.

To be clear: other places are open with “the same rules for everyone”. We are NOT covering those here. This is a list of where vaccinated Americans can travel and enter the country easier than people who are not vaccinated.

U.S. States & Territories

Guam

Skip quarantine requirements if you’re vaccinated. The final dose must have been at least 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Hawaii

Starting July 8, you can skip quarantine and testing requirements if you’re vaccinated. Our original post with more info is here.

Northern Mariana Islands

Skip testing and quarantine requirements on arrival if you’re vaccinated. You will still have to do a test on day 5, though. Info here.

Puerto Rico

As we mentioned previously, skip testing requirements if you’re vaccinated.

Note: American Samoa and U.S. Virgin Islands have the same rules for everyone.

Foreign Countries

Anguilla

Starting July 1, 2021, if you are eligible for a vaccine, you must get it. Otherwise, you can’t visit Anguilla. Bring proof of vaccine and guest tested on arrival. Unvaccinated visitors are not permitted. Info here.

Armenia

Bring proof of vaccination at least 14 days old and you can skip testing / quarantine requirements. More information here.

Austria

As of June 24, 2021, vaccinated visitors can enter without quarantine or testing requirements.

The Bahamas

If you upload proof of vaccination prior to travel, you can skip COVID testing on arrival. You must still get a Bahamas Travel Health Visa within five days of travel.

Barbados

Vaccinated visitors will take a COVID test on arrival. Once the result comes back as negative, you will be released to go enjoy your visit. There is no quarantine for vaccinated people in this process. Info here.

Belize

If you can prove you got vaccinated more than 2 weeks ago, you’re set! Testing requirements are waived for vaccinated visitors. Those who have not received the vaccine (or not more than 2 weeks ago) need a PCR test within 4 days or a rapid test within 2 days of arrival. Everyone must use the Belize Health App.

Belgium

No testing or quarantine for vaccinated visitors.

Bermuda

Quarantine requirements are waived for vaccinated travelers. However, even those with proof of vaccination must still take a test before arrival, apply for travel authorization, and take tests on days 4, 8, and 14 of their visit.

British Virgin Islands

If you’re vaccinated, you will take a COVID test before travel and on arrival. Once your result comes back negative, you won’t have to quarantine. Info here.

Canada

Skip quarantine if you are vaccinated. You must still complete paperwork in advance and come with a negative Covid test (rapid test not accepted). Read info about the process here.

Cabo Verde

If you’re vaccinated and have proof, you can skip testing requirements. You still need to fill out a health declaration. Information is here.

Costa Rica

Vaccinated visitors are no longer required to purchase health insurance for their visit.

Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

Croatia

For those who are vaccinated, you can skip COVID testing requirements. For visitors from outside Europe, remember that tourism is only allowed with proof of a hotel booking, which must be paid in full in advance. Bookings on points may meet this requirement, but check to be sure. Info here.

Cyprus

The US is currently “orange” in the Cyprus color system. Fully vaccinated visitors can skip  quarantine requirements but must bring a PCR test. Info here.

Czechia (formerly Czech Republic)

Vaccinated persons do not need to quarantine or do testing after arrival. You still need a PCR test before travel. Info here.

Denmark

Skip quarantine and testing requirements if you’re vaccinated. You also don’t need to show a valid reason for travel. Info here.

Dominica

Avoid a 5-day quarantine plus follow-up tests if you’re vaccinated. There are still tests before departure and on arrival, plus online paperwork. Info here.

Ecuador

Vaccinated travelers can skip testing requirements for Ecuador. There are no quarantine requirements for anyone. Info here.

El Salvador

Skip testing requirements if you’re vaccinated. Info here.

Estonia

Skip testing and quarantine requirements, plus restrictions on movement, if you’re vaccinated. Info here.

Finland
Skip testing and quarantine requirements if you’re vaccinated.
France

Skip quarantine if you’re vaccinated. You will still need to fill out a pre-travel declaration. Info here.

French Polynia (including Tahiti)

If you’ve been in the US for the past 30 days and are vaccinated, there’s no quarantine. However, if you bring unvaccinated children, your family must quarantine for 10 days. Info here.

Georgia

This small country between Russia, Turkey, and Iran waives testing requirements for vaccinated travelers. Those without the vaccine must take a test before arrival and on their 3rd day in the country. If you have proof of vaccination, you can skip both of those tests. Info here.

Germany

Vaccinated visitors to Germany can bypass quarantine requirements. Full information is here, including which vaccines they accept. You must submit proof and must bring your vaccine card–not just a photo on your phone.

Greece

Vaccinated visitors can skip testing requirements prior to arrival and skip quarantine on arrival. Info here.

Grenada

Vaccinated travelers can avoid quarantine by doing a COVID test prior to travel and on arrival. If both are negative and you’re vaccinated, there is no quarantine requirement. All visitors must apply for pre-travel authorization from the Ministry of Health website.

Here's Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel (Now & Soon)
Tikal in Guatemala

Guatemala

If you got your vaccine more than 2 weeks ago, testing requirements are waived. Health screening at the airport applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Info here.

Honduras

There are movement and curfew restrictions, but you can visit without testing requirements if you’re vaccinated.

Hungary

If you can get the EU Digital Covid Certificate, that’s sufficient for travel. If not, bring proof of a negative PCR test.

Iceland

Skip quarantine requirements if you’re vaccinated, but you still need a test prior to travel. Info here.

Ireland

Bypass quarantine when visiting Ireland if you have proof of vaccination. You may need enrollment in the EU Digital Covid Certificate as proof of vaccination.

Israel

Only vaccinated visitors traveling with a group tour can enter. Bring a PCR test and submit to an antibody test on arrival.

Italy

Skip quarantine requirements if you’re vaccinated and have a negative Covid test. Info here.

Jamaica

Non-vaccinated visitors must stay within the resorts bubble. While both groups need a pre-departure approval & pre-departure Covid test, vaccinated visitors have the option of going outside the resorts bubble for other lodging/activities if they bring proof of vaccination and take another test on arrival. Info here.

Jordan

Vaccinated visitors can avoid possible quarantine and mandatory on-arrival testing requirements. You must still do pre-departure testing and forms online. Info here.

Latvia

No testing or quarantine restrictions if you’re vaccinated. Not vaccinated=can’t enter.

Lebanon

Avoid quarantine and tests with proof of vaccination. You will still have to ownload the CovidLebTrack app. Info here.

Lithuania

Testing and quarantine requirements are waived for vaccinated travelers. However, there are still interstate travel, dining, and public gathering restrictions for everyone. Info here.

Luxembourg

Skip testing requirements if you have proof of vaccination.

Malta

Non-vaccinated visitors from the US cannot enter. Vaccinated visitors can.

Martinique

Skip quarantine if you’re vaccinated. You also need to bring a negative test result before boarding.

Moldova

There is still randomized testing and health checks on arrival, but official requirements are waived if you’re vaccinated.

Montenegro

If you finished vaccination more than a week ago, you can visit this small country in southern Europe without quarantine or testing requirements. Children under 5 have no requirements, but unvaccinated children over age 5 must do a test on arrival. Info here.

Morocco

The US is on list A, which means vaccinated visitors don’t need to do pre-travel COVID testing. Info and the pre-travel forms are here.

Here's Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel (Now & Soon)
Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal

Vaccinated visitors have no quarantine or specific hotel requirements. You must still have a pre-travel paperwork and receive a barcode on completion. Info here.

Netherlands

No testing requirements for those who have proof of vaccination, but the US is now a “high risk” area, so you would have to do a 14-day quarantine.

Portugal

 

Poland

No quarantine requirements for vaccinated visitors. Info here.

Qatar

Take a test before travel, then bring this and your proof of vaccination to avoid 7-day quarantine.

Romania

Bypass the country’s quarantine requirements with proof of vaccination. The final dose must have been at least 10 days ago. Children under 3 exempt from requirements, and ages 3-16 must bring a test result showing “negative” if they aren’t vaccinated. Info here.

St. Bart’s

If you’re vaccinated, you can enter with a pre-travel Covid test and skip quarantine. Those under 10 are exempt.

St. Kitts & Nevis

Non-vaccinated visitors cannot enter. Vaccinated visitors (and accompanying minors) have pre-travel paperwork to complete, plus pre-travel Covid testing. Self-isolate for 3 days, then take another test. If it’s negative, you’re free to enjoy your holiday.

St. Lucia

Non-vaccinated visitors have hotel booking and movement restrictions. Vaccinated visitors are exempt from these restrictions but must still bring a negative PCR test. Info here.

St. Martin / St. Maarten

Everyone needs a negative Covid test and pre-travel paperwork to visit. Vaccinated visitors can skip the 7-day quarantine.

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

As a vaccinated visitor, you can apply before your trip to reduce the 14-day quarantine to 2 days. You must still do a test before travel and on arrival, plus spend your 2 days at a select list of hotels. Info here.

Saudi Arabia

Only vaccinated visitors are allowed, as of August 1, 2021. You also must take a test before travel and have health insurance that covers Covid-related bills.

Slovakia

No testing or quarantine requirements for those who are vaccinated.

Slovenia

Skip the quarantine requirements if you’re vaccinated. Info here.

Spain

You can visit if you meet an exemption condition. Unless you’re a resident, have a student visa, or you have family in Spain, then the only exemption most Americans qualify for is “proof of vaccination”. Bring that with you and you can enter without testing or quarantine requirements. Most unvaccinated Americans won’t qualify for any of the other “exemption” reasons that would allow them to visit Spain. Info here.

Switzerland

Skip the testing and quarantine requirements if you’re vaccinated. There is still pre-travel paperwork to complete.

Thailand – Varies By Location

Plans are underway for a phased reopening. Vaccinated travelers can visit Phuket as of July 1. After that, Pattaya, Phang Nga, Koh Samui, Krabi, and the capital Bangkok plan to receive vaccinated visitors in October. This program will remove quarantine requirements for vaccinated visitors. You must apply for permission to visit (approval can take 2 weeks), have health insurance, and spend your first 14 days in country in an approved resort bubble before moving to another part of the country.

Trinidad & Tobago

Vaccinated visitors are allowed as of July 17, 2021. Bring a pre-travel negative test result & proof of vaccination to get in.

Tunisia

Vaccinated travelers can skip the hotel booking / quarantine requirements. Pre-travel testing is still required. Info here.

Turkey

Vaccinated visitors can skip the pre-travel testing requirements. Everyone must still fill out this form prior to travel.

United Arab Emirates

The U.S. is not on their green list. All travelers must take a Covid test before departure. Non-vaccinated visitors will undergo 10 days of quarantine. Vaccinated visitors can skip this but will still need to take tests on days 4 and 8 of their time in the UAE. Info here.

U.K.

Bring proof of vaccination, pre-travel negative test result, and do a test on day 2 after arrival.

Zimbabwe

Anyone can visit with pre-travel negative test results. However, only vaccinated visitors can visit the most popular sites (due to risks of crowds).

Here's Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel (Now & Soon)
The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa (by Marriott), Phuket

Final Thoughts

As more people begin to travel, vaccinated Americans can travel to a decent number of places without restrictions. I suspect the trend of eased restrictions for those who can prove they got vaccinated will continue. The list will grow in the coming weeks, as well. Some places waive quarantine restrictions or testing restrictions–even both. As more countries ease their border restrictions or when things change, we will update this list.

Ryan S
Travel hacker in 2-player mode, intent on visiting every country in the world, and can say "hello" or "how much does this cost?" in a bunch of different languages.

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  1. Reread Germany rules and if fully vaccinated no test needed as it is phrased as an alternative. We are only transiting on way to Croatia.In fact if not vaccinated newer rule bars entry. Can you confirm no test need if fully caz especially just for transit?

    • Greg – if you’re only transiting, you actually don’t need anything for Germany from my understanding. “Transit via Germany
      Transit travelers with a destination outside Germany who do not leave the international transit area of the airport do not need to present a negative test prior to departure to Germany. Please follow entry regulations for your country of destination in any case and also check with your airline for further demands on their side.” That being said, for people entering Germany the details further into their health site say that people coming from high-risk areas and entering Germany (not just transit) should bear a burden of proof for testing to make everyone safe. That becomes open to interpretation, obviously.

  2. The info about Czechia is out of date. US has been moved to red if not dark red for risk and requires a PCR as well as vaccination (possibly even self-isolation for a few days and another test upon arrival).

  3. India is now listed in the #2 category and the United States is still in #4 category. When will Americans be able to enter India with an e-Visa with no quarantining required if we have full vaccination and even a booster? sj

    • U.S. citizens can visit with an EU Digital COVID Certificate or a PCR test not more than 72 hours old or an antigen test not more than 48 hours old. You also must fill out the Passenger Locator Card before flying. It’s not mandatory to be vaccinated to visit Portugal.
      UAE info is updated in the post now.

  4. I am planning a walk on the Camino de Santiago in late October. Reviewing the Spanish Health Dept website I found no mention of need for student visa, family, etc. I do need to be vaccinated and in thier words OR have a neg covid test. So I am surprised possibly shocked at your reply.

    • My reading of their 11 exemptions for being allowed to enter are those with a work visa in EU, family, etc. and I assume you don’t qualify for any of those things. Thus, the qualification you could meet would be #11 on the list: proof of vaccination. Thus, while people who meet other exemptions could theoretically travel with just a PCR test or proof of recovery, your reason for being allowed in would be the “proof of vaccination”. So you’d have to have that, if you don’t meet any other exemption. (Ex: you could be a skilled worker and come with a Covid recovery paper, since that person qualifies for a different ‘reason to enter’) That’s how I’m reading the list. https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ESP/7002

  5. I believe Spain allows American entry if vaccinated OR a neg Covid test within 72 hours OR proof of recovery from Covid.

    • William – To enter Spain, you must meet 1 of the 11 conditions for entry. Those include having family, you’re on a student visa, refugee, etc. The only exemption most Americans can claim is the “proof of vaccination” so showing up with just proof of recovery or just negative test wouldn’t be sufficient. Those would be sufficient for those who meet the other conditions (i.e. someone with a student visa for a university in Spain could come without vaccine proof but just traveling on a negative PCR test).

    • Right. I re-phrased it to make it clearer. There’s no testing, but yes there’s still a quarantine. Spelling that out will probably dissuade people.

    • Interesting division now that I read beyond what Timatic shows – anyone can visit with a Covid test and stay at approved resorts. If you want to go outside the resort and want to stay elsewhere, you can do this if you’re vaccinated and take a test on arrival. If you get a ‘negative’ and are vaccinated, you can go outside the resorts bubble.

  6. “instead of talking about the vaccinated and the unvaccinated, we should be talking about the immune and non-immune.” Dr. Marty Makary

  7. What countries unvaccinated travelers can go to? I know Mexico fly there and for the return make the land crossing to avoid corona testing in Tijuana.

    • For that, you’ll have to sort of work backwards. You can cross off destinations in our list that say you can’t go there without a vaccine. And you could take our list of “skip the test if you’re vaccinated” to understand that you could go there but need to do a test first. There’s also this site, which is hand – https://www.united.com/en/us/timatic?i=TIMATIC type in where you’re thinking about going. This is the software airlines use when you check in, to see if you need a visa, what documents you need, etc. It’s not a list, but you can check exact, specific details when you have a destination in mind.

  8. At the risk of being perceived as a glass half empty person I will say that I will not be dedicating any money towards travel until this insanity has stopped. The US is a beautiful country with many places to see and I don’t understand why people would subject themselves to all of the scrutiny, rules and regulations to go to another country. To be clear I love to travel and have traveled the world but, not again until the insanity stops.

  9. Ok, thanks. The headline says this is a list of where Americans can go or expect to go soon. But thanks for the clarification. Are people supposed to just show thieR vaccination cards at immigration for all these countries, or is more proof required. These cards are pretty skimpy.

    • Bob – Since DR is wide open to everyone and no tests or quarantine are required with or without vaccination, that’s why it wasn’t included. This list purely covers places where requirements are waived if you’re vaccinated. In DR, there’s nothing to be waived.

    • Good question. It’s separate, but if you’re vaccinated you can skip the testing/there’s no quarantine. I added it to the article with a link to forms you must fill out.

      • Thanks for the info Ryan, but your words on St Maarten above are:
        St. Martin / St. Maarten
        Everyone needs a negative Covid test and pre-travel paperwork to visit. Vaccinated visitors can skip the 7-day quarantine.
        Last March wife and I both vaccinated took the 90 hr Ant test (allowed by Netherlands’ side were the airport is) and were let in but arriving at our French side condo the manager said we needed the 72 hr test so we had to get tested again and when we departed tested again for US entry requirements. Lesson learned at that time was no one cared if you were vaccinated just tested negative.

        • I had them add it to my international yellow vaccine book. If I start planning any trips to Europe, I’ll have to look into the digital certificate system. Those CDC papers look very…not legitimate.

  10. OK, that’s great. you are allowed to enter Germany but you have to self-isolate for 10 days (home quarantine). A a test/ proof of vaxx/ proof of recovery CAN exempt you from the obligation to quarantine. LOL.
    Meanwhile in Germany: you can go to grocery stores and pharmacies, but if you want to buy, for instance a T-shirt at a clothing store, you have to have an appointment(!), and carry around a negative test, a proof of vaccinate. No restaurants and such.
    I cannot go to a restaurant / store with a shot record in my town that I hardly left in the last 15 month, but overseas visitors can come here. Allrighty then

  11. Wow. Lots of people not really reading the article fully before jumping in to tell you what you forgot. Must be aggravating to have to keep repeating what’s plainly state in the article. Really people, read and comprehend before commenting.

  12. best to avoid the places with the draconian bribery measures, stay free ,travel to and spend your $$ where they and you are appreciated, the so-called “vaccine” which it is not, neither stops you from getting covid, nor does it prevent the spread of it, based on it’s experimental nature it very well could cause long term health issues which are not yet fully known nor understood

    • Yes we went in March ,no vaccine needed and most resorts will give you a free covid test and certificate to get back to the land of the not so free and the home of the not so brave as we used to be.

    • Tim–thanks for catching that. It applies to vaccinated people bypassing quarantine but still has other limits I didn’t catch.

        • Tim-the text for the Lithuania thing is long and confusing. The US embassy says you can get permission if you request it, and Lithuania says you can get permission if you request it, but neither says how likely that is. So it’s technically possible, and they have a huge section in their latest emergency law update about removing restrictions for those who are vaccinated. My reading is that it’s technically possible, but I have no idea how likely it is.

    • As stated, the article is about places that give easier entry conditions for vaccinated visitors. St. Kitts & Nevis has the same rules for everyone, so they don’t apply here.

    • As the article mentioned, it’s only about places that give easier admission to people with vaccines. Mexico is not that.

    • As the article mentioned, it’s only about places that give easier admission to people with vaccines. Mexico is not that.

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